I haven't opened an 09 Trousseau from Ganevat in about a year, a number of Jura reds with only a little bottle age have been a bit disappointing in that time, and so I was interested to see how this would show. Fortunately, this is still showing a lot of energy, acidity and power with no sign of decline. Very impressive how delicate the wine is, but at the same time very structured and powerful as others have noted.
A bit of dissolved C02 upfront that blows off with some aeration. Bright cranberry/cherry aromatics and flavours are framed with complex vegetal, mineral and earthy notes, followed by a long, slightly tannic finish. Incredible juxtaposition of lightness and structure. Great wine.
Dinner and MMA at Dr. Culang's: Double decanted to get rid of a little dissolved CO2. Beautiful black cherry nose, ripe, the warm vintage showing itself just a little. On the fuller side in the mouth, but offset by some real texture, as if there were particles in suspension in the wine (perhaps there are). Ripeness on the palate is balanced by a savory, almost bitter note on the finish, which is masterful, if you ask me. People say Ganevat's whites are at another level than the reds. While that may be true, it should be considered no knock on the reds. I think they are fantastic too.
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